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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 21 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Murray, UT

Another day after almost 22 months and I'm glad they are meeting their goals each day to cover a certain area. And a man who has been missing for 3 days has the search called off. Do we know if there was a crime even committed in either case? Does his family not need closure? I don't like the double standard in WVC for searching for missing persons or victims.

Eagle Mountain, UT


As much as I agree with your statement, it is because this case, for whatever reason, has become such a high profile that they are continuing to look

Florissant, MO

I am sure that they are looking into all cases all the time. They apparently called off the search for Susan for over a year and a half. I would guess that they were able to get some leads and such to have them searching this area. When a mother has been gone for nearly two years and her husband and father in law do and say things that are very suspect, then it appears to be that a crime did happen. If Josh and his dad Steve have committed a crime, which at this point has not been proven, but if they have, then would it not be wise to get those little boys out of that home as soon as possible?

Yakima, WA

I've learned from previous cases that I've watched, from a much closer seat, that these law enforcement people are really doing quite a bit. I'm going to sit back and watch and wait. They've got to have a lead of some sort to elevate this case the way they have. I tend to agree with MoJules, I think the Powells have brought this one back onto the radar with they're actions. Mix that with some leads and this thing has become huge. I'm sure the Coxs' are happy with that, as best as they can at this point.

Thank you West Valley PD!


I agree 100% with MoJules & Sparky908. They have recieved leads, they are following up on it. And in my opinion, Josh and his Dad's strange comments and behavior are a sign of nervousness and guilt-knowing the police are figuring things out.

Go West Valley PD!!! We are praying for you to figure this one out!

Kissimmee, FL

Slow and steady wins the race...

Port Alice, B.C.

Slow and unsteady is more like it. And the result is wasting vast amounts of money.

Saint George, UT

I would have rather seen the money/time/efforts spent this past week on the 78 year old West Valley man who was missing on Sunday, than have 125 people search the desert for someone who has been missing for two years. I hope that old man is surviving, especially if he has fallen or is wandering.

Kissimmee, FL

We have no idea what they evidence they do or don't have. Just because they aren't broadcasting every second of everyday doesn't mean that they have nothing. If this were a relative or a friend would any of you still have the attitude that it is a waste of time and money? If so, how sad.

Layton, UT

BobP | 9:31 a.m. Sept. 22, 2011
Port Alice, B.C.
"Slow and unsteady is more like it. And the result is wasting vast amounts of money."

Most of the searchers are volunteers. You probably don't do those kinds of things in Canada. I guess you want law enforcement to turn a blind-eye to all possiable major crimes (unabomber...) that are difficult and take time.

When you are living in the U.S., Utah, and paying WVC taxes, you may have a right to complain.

Port Alice, B.C.

Since I have lived in Utah and am related to a good portion of the state, my comment is right on. We use volunteers here regularly, but I would be willing to bet that of those searching very few are volunteers.

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